Our Directors

Directors of CPR Insurance Services

The Directors of Cooper Professional Risks Pty Ltd (CPR) are Robert and Mandy Cooper. Robert has had more than 35 years in the Insurance Industry and Mandy more than 20 years. Both worked for a number of prominent Insurance Companies and  International Insurance Brokers. Robert is also well qualified with a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma of Insurance from Deakin University, as well he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Insurance and Finance, and a Fellow of the National Insurance Brokers Association. Mandy holds an Associateship of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance. Both are Tier 1 PS146 compliant. 

Robert serves in the following Organisations:

He also holds memberships with the Australian Insurance Law Association, National Insurance Brokers Association, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce.

In 2013 and 2014 he was named one of the Top 30 elite Insurance Brokers in Australia with Insurance Business Magazine.

He is an an experienced speaker, critic and presenter, particularly on all areas of insurance but more specifically on Professional Indemnity and Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, whether for training purposes or for just informing or updating forums on current related issues.

Read his LinkedIn profile here 

Cooper Professional Risks

Specialising in the area of Professional Indemnity and Directors & Officers Liability but can provide assistance in all areas of Risk Management and Insurance.

CPR Insurance Services

A corporate authorised representative of NAS Insurance Brokers and for this reason can offer the full range of General Insurances for our clients With up to 150 Insurance markets available to us, we can help you with anything and everything. Any type of business can be catered for.

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Latest News

Ransomware a threat

You sit down at your computer to check your email. It is Christmas time and you are getting notes from many different delivery companies saying that a package was unable to be delivered to your home. Please click on the reply button (link) to advise where or when the parcel can be redelivered.

It looks authentic, you have no reason to believe that it simply advice about collecting yet another parcel in time for Christmas. The company named is well known and reputable. Admittedly the email address looks a little strange. However, you also know there are many new domain names and extensions now, You click on the reply button…

Before you know it, your computer has downloaded a version of “Crypto-locker”. Your first thought is that expensive Anti-Virus software should have picked it up, but they can only pick up viruses they know about. This brand new release of “Crypto-locker has locked up your screen and is demanded $1,000 worth of “Bitcoin”. What the hell is Bitcoin?

The fact is Australian businesses are increasingly at risk of attack by malicious ransomware software. Hackers have moved on from targetting government and banks, and are now going after small targets on a wide scale.

They are setting small amounts because small business works out that it is cheaper to pay the Ransom than hire an IT expert to fix up the problem.

Ransomware is software that infects a user's computer or network, locking access to files until a sum of money is paid. Crypto-locker is an example.

For now, Cyber Risk Insurance is available and if your Insurance Broker or Adviser has not yet discussed this with you, then contact us.

This is a real threat to your business, can affect your income and Brand reputation. Just like other Liability policies, you should not take the risk un-insured because it can wreck a business.

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Above-average cyclone season looms

Insurers should brace for an above-average cyclone season due to weakening La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean and warmer than average sea temperatures to the north and east, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

The cyclone season begins next month and ends in April.

The bureau says Australia has a 67% chance of an above-average season, while the west has a 59% chance, the northwest 63%, the north 56% and the east 58%.

In neutral years the first tropical cyclone to make landfall typically occurs in late December, while in La Nina years it usually hits in the first week of December, the bureau says.

Insurance Council of Australia spokesman Campbell Fuller says even an average cyclone season – consisting of 11 events, four of which make landfall – can be devastating.

“An above-average year could bring many more than that, and each one has the potential to cause catastrophic damage if it crosses the coast in a heavily populated area,” he said.

As reported by insurancenews.com.au

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